In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Ippokratis Sarris, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and the Director of King’s Fertility, and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the reasons why endometriosis causes fertility problems, potential treatment options, and the latest Cochrane evidence on keyhole surgery (laparoscopic surgery) for endometriosis.
Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Newborns
Ultrasound for diagnosing endometriosis: the latest evidence
In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Mathew Leonardi, Surgeon and Sonologist at McMaster University and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the latest Cochrane evidence on the use of ultrasound to diagnose endometriosis. They both reflect on the current research evidence, latest developments in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of endometriosis, and how the effective use of ultrasound could reduce delays in diagnosis.
Blood tests for diagnosing endometriosis: the latest evidence
In this blog for women with endometriosis, Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on blood tests for diagnosing endometriosis. He reflects on the need to develop accurate blood tests, the current research evidence, and the potential of a blood test called CA125 for diagnosing endometriosis.
Endometriosis: #MyEndometriosisQuestion – a special series
March is #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth. In March we ran a special series of blogs on diagnosing and treating endometriosis. There were also live Q&As and people could submit questions to experts on social media using the hashtag #MyEndometriosisQuestion.
Antenatal steroids: demystifying the benefits and risks
In this blog for pregnant women and the people involved in their care, Fiona Stewart, Cochrane Network Support Fellow, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence from a review she co-authored on antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth and how it links to the Cochrane logo.
IVF add-ons: the latest Cochrane evidence
In this blog for people undergoing IVF, Sarah Lensen (Cochrane editor) and Noortje Uphoff (IVF patient) look at the latest Cochrane evidence on IVF add-ons.
Neonatal jaundice: Cochrane evidence on prevention and treatment
Katie Westwood, Paediatric Registrar, looks at Cochrane evidence on the prevention and treatment of jaundice in neonates
Induction of labour: if, and when, to induce
In this blog for pregnant women and those supporting them, Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and co-authors discuss their recently updated Cochrane Review looking at the effects for women and their babies of inducing labour towards the end of pregnancy.
New baby: fads, fashions and evidence for new parents
In a blog for people expecting or caring for a new baby, Sarah Chapman looks at some common concerns and tackles fads, fashions and evidence!
The third stage of labour: active or expectant management of care?
In a blog for midwives, Linda Biesty looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on managing the third stage of labour.
What helps women to quit smoking while pregnant?
Cochrane authors Jonathan Livingstone-Banks and Catherine Chamberlain look at the evidence on what can help women quit smoking in pregnancy.
Implementing continuous support for women during labour and childbirth
Meghan Bohren revisits the evidence on continuous support for women during labour and childbirth and reflects on what can affect the implementation of labour companionship.